Jinxie’s Preview Review
The Losers – Oh, this looks really good. Total guy movie. Lots of stuff blowing up. Awesome.
Robin Hood – Yet another Robin Hood movie, but this one actually does look quite good. Russell Crowe. From the makers of Gladiator. It’s gotta be good.
Salt – Oh yes, it’s an Angelina Jolie movie, and damn does it look good. I love it when this girl does stunts. She IS the kick-ass heroine. Must see.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – OMG! I have to see this film! Why? I own the game, duh. It actually looks entertaining and the effects look good.
Ironman 2 – We’ve all been waiting for this one and it doesn’t look like it’ll disappoint. Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark? Hells yes. I love him in this role.
Splice – Sci-fi (that’s not spelled Syfy, nimrods) thriller horror whatever that looks similar to Species, but scarier. Cool. I’ll watch it. Have to mention the guy behind me and what he said after watching this preview: “Oh man, I’m not watching that. I’ll shit my pants.” Much giggling from Kitty and me ensued.
And now on to the movie, reviewed by both Kitty and Jinxie.
Clash of the Titans
“The Clash of the Titans” is set in the Greek city of Argos where a war is about to explode between man and the gods. Perseus (Sam Worthington) was raised as a fisherman, but is actually a demi-god. Perseus is the son of Zeus (Liam Neeson) who is about to take on the gods after the death of his family. Zeus’ brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) was the one who killed his family, and Perseus wants to kill him. However, it is Perseus’ destiny to rescue the city of Argos from the ruthless rage of Hades and his Kraken monster. With nothing to lose, Perseus leads a band of soldiers on a quest to defeat the Kraken. In doing this, Perseus will prevent Hades from overthrowing Zeus and in turn, destroying mankind.
Disclaimer: We didn’t write that synopsis. We got it from IMDB.com and whoever wrote it spelled Perseus’ name wrong throughout, so we fixed that, as well as the many other typos. People, if you’re going to write up something for the entire world to see, PROOFREAD it, or learn how to write.
First, we’d like to say that while we know a lot of people are upset about Zeus having dark hair and wearing armor, we were perfectly fine with it. Liam Neeson did a great job with the role. Jinxie especially loves Liam Neeson, but then, practically any man with that accent will do.
The surprising role of the film? Ralph Fiennes as Hades. Wow, what a make-up job they did on him because we didn’t even recognize him! And the special effects with him are spectacular. Whenever he’d appear, there was a visual that looked like black wings spreading out behind him. Freakin’ cool as hell. He did a great job playing the betraying brother of Zeus.
Sam Worthington as Perseus. NOM. Okay, he was great in this role. Much better than Harry Hamlin, or whatever his name was. Jinxie had to tell Kitty to stop drooling, although he’s certainly pretty to look at.
So, several people will probably give this movie a so-so or bad review and call it a CGI-fest. Obviously, they aren’t geeks like us who remember watching the original as kids. Either way, even if we hadn’t seen the original, we both still would have loved the remake. Yes, there are a ton of special effects. Duh, it’s movie about mythical creatures and gods. What did you expect, clay-mation effects like the original? I don’t think so.
The characters Ozal and Kucuk were hilarious. Good comic relief as brothers who inserted themselves in the mission, insisting they are hunters capable of impossible feats. They worked out well and we wish they’d had more screen time.
The three witches looked wonderful and Jinxie was very excited to see them, as she always loves the witches. Pegasus turned out to be a black stallion, which people are apparently upset about as well, but we thought it was just fine. The scene with Medusa was also great. Hell, the whole movie was great.
There are just too many characters to discuss, so we’re going to stop right here.
Overall, we loved the movie and give it 0 Jinxes. If you’re a fan of the original, you’ll love it, unless you’re all hung up about Hollywood remaking it. If you’ve never seen the original, but love movies like this, you’ll love it as well. However, if you’re not big on the story of Perseus and don’t care for a lot of CGI, you might not like it, but honestly, how many movies are made today without CGI?
As a huge fan of mythology and one who has studied it her entire life, Jinxie was very impressed with the story and the movie, and she will buy a copy of it when it hits DVD.
As one who isn’t really into mythology, but loves staring at Sam Worthington, Kitty was blown away by the pacing, action, and the overall storyline. And Kitty wants the ferryman at her funeral. Wow, they did a good job with that character too!
One last thing: We will say that a character from the original 1981 movie makes an appearance in this one, and Kitty and Jinxie were the only two in the theater who caught it and laughed. It was made of awesomesauce!